Barcode Automation Information Guide

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BAi Barcode Readers

BAi Barcode Readers are the most modern, reliable and affordable barcode readers available for outside use in high-speed identification.

BAi Barcode Readers are immune to radio frequency interference from cell phones, radio antennas, power lines, vehicle collision sensors, flourescent lights and Sun Interference (glare from the sun). They also create no Radio Interference of their own making them safe to use near your existing radio communications.

All Readers come with a 5-year manufacturer's limited warranty including lightning and power surge protection to main electronics.

Technical Specifications

  • Conforms to UL STD 294 Outside Use. ETL Listed US.
  • Corning® Gorilla Glass® window
  • Built-in Diagnostic Log
  • Low voltage power input, 24Vdc input @ 1.5A max
  • 5 year limited warranty, 10+ year life expectancy
  • Built-in lightning and power surge protection

Light Source

  • Visible Laser Diode
  • Output Wavelength (nominal): 658nM
  • CDRH Safety: Class II
  • Output Power: less than 1mW/cm2

Read Zone

Illustrating how the laser extends out from the BA-440i
  • Horizontal read area: 24" to 144" out from the Reader, measured from the window
  • Vertical read area: Expands at 60° angle from center of window. At 24" out from window, the vertical read area is ±15" from middle of Reader's window

For help with where to position your BA-440i, we've created this Calculator.

Communication Outputs

  • RS232 Serial Port and USB Port
    • Baud Rate: 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400
    • Parameters: 8N1, 7E1
  • Optional Network Module

Relay Outputs

  • Relay1 and Relay2
  • Contacts: Do not exceed 30Vdc Only @ 2A continuous

Read Indicator

  • Audible beep for successful read of decal

Power Input

  • Voltage input: 24Vdc Only @ 1.5A max
  • Power: 36 Watts max


  • Operating temperatures: -22° to 130° F (-30° to 55° C)
  • Relative humidity: 10% to 100% (non-condensing)
  • Mechanical specifications: NEMA 4 Enclosure

Weather Benefits

BAi Barcode Readers identify decals automatically, even during rain or snow. Ice and snow will not bother the Reader, but the Barcode Decal must not be hidden under ice or snow. If snow or ice covers the Barcode Decal, wipe the area clean till the Barcode Decal is visible. Here's a good rule-of-thumb, if you can see the Barcode Decal, the Reader will be able to see it also.

Diagnostics Board

The BA-440i has an internal diagnostic output board that contains the relays and power supply. It can provide you with the last 2,000 transactions including power-off, power-on, read rate, configuration changes, and more. This board was also designed to prevent power related damage to the main electronics.